We all want to be fit, but sometimes you just need an extra boost to make it to the gym, to decide on a workout, or to deal with the aftermath. Here are ten tried and proven fitness hacks to tackle in the new year.
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Last year around this time, a lot of us set some fitness goals for the year. I asked readers to weigh in here on whether you’re planning to learn something new, gain or lose weight, or try a race or competition.
I'm a casual yoga-er, but when I meet people who are serious about yoga, they're always talking about their "practice." Basically, if you're really into it, you don't need to wait for a convenient class or a new episode from your favourite YouTube yoga channel. You work on what you want, where you want, on your own terms. If you're joining our December yoga challenge, now might be a good time to build your own home practice.
To get the most out of your personal training sessions and workout classes, it helps to be a good client who knows how things work. Plus, it's always nice to be nice and make things easier for your instructors. We asked several fitness professionals what they wish their clients knew going in and this is what they said.
Luckily for me, I don’t find physical activity to be a chore. I genuinely enjoy biking, running and playing soccer, and do all of those things on the regular. But when it comes to stretching — well, I just hate it! My mantra is basically, “I’ll stretch when I’m dead.”
The appealing part of playing sports and working out is the movement, and so, when I’m presented with the concept of getting down on a mat and holding my body in a stagnant position, I just don’t do it.
Putting together a bodyweight workout routine is easy: just do some pushups, and some squats, and some...uh...other stuff. To get a balanced workout, you have to know which exercises target which muscles. Which is why we love this bodyweight exercise chart from Darebee.
If Rambo was a real person, the standing military press would be his favourite weight training exercise. A variation of the overhead press, it derives its name from its use in the military as a strength indicator.
If you want to get in shape, the military press is definitely a move worth mastering, as it targets the shoulder, upper arm and leg muscles simultaneously. Here's how to do it correctly.
Training for your first race, 10K, or even a marathon, is an accomplishment no matter how you slice it. To do it successfully takes perseverance, gumption, and a few hacks we've compiled to ensure you get the most out of every step. You don't even have to let a new addition to your family keep you from logging kilometres hitting the pavement. Here are the best running tricks and tips to get you ready for your first race.